with Talyaa Liera
I'm Talyaa, the poster child for the concept that there's no one right way to be a parent. I went from stay-at-home attachment-parenting mom of four to being the non-custodial parent, working as a professional writer and channel-psychic. Let's talk about throwing away the parenting manual and exploding the myths and mystique of motherhood!
Check out my personal blog at Juxtapositioning.
Sarah Palin’s entry into our consciousness has polarized the U.S., and not just politically. Love her or hate her, much of our opinion about her is based on her identity as a mom.
Aside from the fact that hello, it’s her political attributes (or lack of them) that we should be looking at, it feels like much of the debate over Sarah Palin is nothing more than a thinly-disguised continuation of the Mommy Wars. Working moms vs. stay-at-home moms. And I am sick of all the judging that is STILL going on with this. Can we stop now?
Sarah Palin abandons her kids/drags them out on the campaign trail = She’s a Bad Mom!
Sarah Palin is a working mother who can do everything = She’s a Supermom!
Are either of those statements correct? Maybe, maybe not. But seriously, who cares? When are we going to stop judging one another about what kind of moms we are or for that matter, on our status AS a mom?
If you have only one child, there is something wrong with you.
If you have too many kids, there is something wrong with you.
If you have NO children, there is something wrong with you.
If you stay at home with your kids and don’t have a Real Job, there is something wrong with you.
If you work outside the home and Abandon Your Family, there is something wrong with you.
If you don’t parent the way I do, there is something wrong with you.
[Sigh.] I’m so done with this whole debate. Can we get on with our lives and talk about something that means something now? Like kittens. Or brownies. Kthxbai.
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